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BlackFin Group Adds Secondary Marketing Veteran

Veteran Capital Markets Executive, Katie Eichten, joins BlackFin Group. As Managing Director of the Secondary Marketing Consulting Practice, Katie will build a team that is responsible for working with lenders to help optimize their secondary marketing strategy.


During Katie's two decades in Secondary Marketing, Katie has worked with each of the leading mortgage banking investment firms. She has opened a lending division for Goldman Sachs, partnered with Wall Street Hedge Funds and ran Capital Markets and Operations at a leading FinTech lender. Earlier in her career, Katie led secondary for what later became one of the nation’s largest non-prime lenders, a subsidiary of Merrill Lynch.


Keith Kemph, President, and CEO of BlackFin Group said, “Katie is a great fit because she not only symbolizes the value system at BlackFin Group, but she’s also delivering on a growing demand in the industry for her secondary marketing expertise.” Keith highlighted, “as lenders continue to expand beyond Qualified Mortgages (QM) they face a far more complex Capital Markets environment. A sophistication that has never been seen before. Trying to balance QM, Non-QM, and Commercial Lending, with expansion into new lending channels beyond retail, and then harmonizing today’s regulatory requirements, market needs, and investor risk."


Keith adds "moving forward, lenders need a QM and Non-QM Wall Street veteran, like Katie, who can bring an outside perspective to the table. Someone who can help design, build, and deliver new models while introducing new investors and negotiate winning growth strategies.” During each client engagement, Katie and her team will provide innovative thought leadership, FinTech recommendations, business strategies, key introductions, models, and frameworks that will help position clients for responsible growth.


Kemph concludes, “it goes without saying that optimizing the secondary market team in today’s multifaceted market, will be more critical than ever. Katie’s depth and breadth of knowledge and experience at all levels in Capital Markets will be of significant value to our clients. We couldn’t be more excited to have her on board.”




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